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GOOD Video: Getting Hands On with Digital Learning - Education - GOOD

GOOD Video: Getting Hands On with Digital Learning - Education - GOOD | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
In part six of the Future Learning series, Sifteo explores how movable digital cubes help people develop problem solving skills.
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Small Businesses & The Cloud [3 INFOGRAPHICS] | SmartData Collective

Small Businesses & The Cloud [3 INFOGRAPHICS] | SmartData Collective | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
A recent infographic (below) by JESS3 in collaboration with Microsoft Office 365 states that cloud adoption is steadily increasing amongst SMBs from 14% of SMBs using cloud software in 2009 to a predicted 35% in 2012.
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First Look – Starview | SmartData Collective

First Look – Starview | SmartData Collective | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
Starview Inc. have just launched their new Business Analytics and Optimization Platform (BAOP).
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This is the single best thing you can do for your health

This is the single best thing you can do for your health | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
A doctor/professor answers the age old question...
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Infographic: What Tools Developers Actually Use

Infographic: What Tools Developers Actually Use | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
The folks at BestVendor.com interviewed 500 developers and compiled this profile of the tools that they actually use. A few stalwarts predominate, such as Git, Eclipse, AWS, Dropbox, ...
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MBA by Gaming: MIT Launches Free Online Simulator - Education - GOOD

MBA by Gaming: MIT Launches Free Online Simulator - Education - GOOD | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
Get ready to take on the role of a Nintendo executive battling for supremacy over Sony's PS3.
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Key Trend: Using Gaming To Embed Knowledge @PSFK

Key Trend: Using Gaming To Embed Knowledge @PSFK | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
Educators are building game experiences as a way to create an intuitive and engaging environment for players of any skill-level to deepen their knowledge about a wide-range of social and academic topics.
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The Guardian’s n0tice platform adds ads and revenue sharing

The Guardian’s n0tice platform adds ads and revenue sharing | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
The community message service tries to reinvent the Yellow Pages for the digital space.
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SAP BusinessObjects Mobile BI Directions | SmartData Collective

SAP BusinessObjects Mobile BI Directions | SmartData Collective | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it

Here’s a video from this years SAPPHIRE NOW in Madrid, featuring Mimi Speir, Steve Lucas, and Andrew Murray giving an overview of SAP BusinessObjects mobile directions:

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“Here’s to the crazy ones” gets its own beautiful, letterpress poster to benefit charity

“Here’s to the crazy ones” gets its own beautiful, letterpress poster to benefit charity | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
It's not uncommon to see some of Steve Jobs' more memorable quotes become memorialized in one fashion or another since his passing. One of the most famous, however, is getting a bit ...
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TechCrunch | UXPin Instantly Converts Photos Of Offline User Experience Prototypes Into Digital Wireframes

TechCrunch | UXPin Instantly Converts Photos Of Offline User Experience Prototypes Into Digital Wireframes | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
Bootstrapped Polish startup UXPin is about to revolutionize the user experience design process.
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HTML5 Trends and More

HTML5 Trends and More | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
Dan Rowinski names the Top 6 Trends in HTML5 for 2011. This and more in today's Daily Wrap. Sometimes it's difficult to catch every story that hits tech media in a day, so we wrap up some of the most talked about stories.
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Game Rewards Brand Evangelists With Social Media Influence [Future Of Gaming] @PSFK

Game Rewards Brand Evangelists With Social Media Influence [Future Of Gaming] @PSFK | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
Shopularity is a web-based platform for brand-sponsored contests in which entrants compete to receive votes and win free high-end products like iPads, clothing, and video cameras.
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Are Data Scientists the Next Masters of the Universe? | SmartData Collective

Are Data Scientists the Next Masters of the Universe? | SmartData Collective | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
Back in the late 1970s, traders buying and selling mortgages were pushed aside for new masters of the universe—“quants” or individuals that used mathematics to slice and dice mortgages into debt tranches.
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The Next Generation BI Professional - Things Will Be Very Different | SmartData Collective

The Next Generation BI Professional - Things Will Be Very Different | SmartData Collective | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
The next generation business intelligence professional is not one who has experienced complex deployments, lengthy project time frames and unpredictable results dealing with a big tack of software with more bells and whistles than they really cared...
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Infographic: Gamification Becomes Mainstream

Infographic: Gamification Becomes Mainstream | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
One term we've heard more of this past year is gamification, the transfer of gaming activities and concepts to more mainstream enterprise software. Certainly, this isn't new: corporate ...
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No Ordinary Genius: BBC Captures Richard Feynman’s Legacy

No Ordinary Genius: BBC Captures Richard Feynman’s Legacy | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
Explaining the scientific process with chess, or why childlike wonder is key to getting unstuck in science.
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Masters in Business Artistry: When MBAs Get Hands-On - Business - GOOD

Masters in Business Artistry: When MBAs Get Hands-On - Business - GOOD | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
Models and simulations are great, but startups require intuition and artistry.
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Web Platform Unlocks Prospective Career And Learning Opportunities [Future Of Gaming] @PSFK

Web Platform Unlocks Prospective Career And Learning Opportunities [Future Of Gaming] @PSFK | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
The Open Badges infrastructure offers a web platform for unlocking new career and learning opportunities by making it easy to issue, earn and display various skill badges across the web.
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Community Of Storytellers Use Online Tool To Build Public Library Of Human Experience @PSFK

Community Of Storytellers Use Online Tool To Build Public Library Of Human Experience @PSFK | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
Cowbird allows you to keep an audio-visual diary and collaborate with others.
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The Agile Agency: creating the best conditions for awesome | SmartData Collective

The Agile Agency: creating the best conditions for awesome | SmartData Collective | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
This infographic from the good folks at Gist resonated with me. It summarizes the notion of the Agile Business succinctly and lays it all out simply. It is very much worth a look. You see, we run an agile-inspired workflow here at SMG.
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Can Analytics Make Your Work More Fun? | SmartData Collective

Can Analytics Make Your Work More Fun? | SmartData Collective | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
I’ve been reading job satisfaction surveys and the sad truth is that a substantial amount of workers find their work boring and/or unfulfilling.
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New York Times’s Reveal is the mirror of the future

New York Times’s Reveal is the mirror of the future | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
Reveal, created by The NY Times Company Research & Development Lab, is a mirror platform that explores the roles information and media might play in our future routines. According ...
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CloudVerse: Cisco Gathers Its Cloud Platforms Into One Platform - ReadWriteCloud

CloudVerse: Cisco Gathers Its Cloud Platforms Into One Platform - ReadWriteCloud | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
Cisco's history at building brands around consumer-grade devices and services has been not only less than stellar, but a bit below mediocre. It failed to make the most ...
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Key Trend: Using Gaming To Spread The Word @PSFK

Key Trend: Using Gaming To Spread The Word @PSFK | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
A number of new niche social networks are attempting to quantify and define online influence, creating a community of active members who can organically grow awareness about new products, promotions and campaigns.
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